What the well-dressed gentleman wears to play!
In the days when a suit was casual wear, what did men wear when engaged in sport. Surely there were no T-shirts and basketball shorts! There were not. But there was the Norfolk Jacket. Invented by the sportif Edward VII while still Prince of Wales under Mummy Victoria, the Norfolk Jacket's pleats allowed a man freedom of movement while still preserving a dignified appearance.
Based on an original tailor's draft from the period, our pattern includes banded and pleated versions and helps you create a fabulous Norfolk Jacket!
Fits chests 38" to 54". All sizes in one envelope.
Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.
Suggested Fabrics: wool; linen or lightweight cotton for lining; heavy linen or canvas for interlining
Notions: thread; 2 buttons for front; 6 smaller buttons for sleeve decoration; buckram; wool felt or padding for collar; buttonhole floss
Jacket 4 yds 60” or 5 yds 45” wide
lining 5 yds 45” wide
interlining 2 yds 45” wide